Takashi Matsui oral history interview, part 4 of 6, September 1, 2001

Files

Dublin Core

Description

While Matsui was at Camp Savage instructing classes, his uncle would be at Minidoka Concentration Camp, where the living conditions were very poor. He talks about how he met his wife and his outlook on the war while at Camp Savage. Shortly after, he would hear of the end of the war and head back to Washington as he awaited his shipment to Japan. Upon arrival in Japan, he would immediately notice the devastation that the war brought on Tokyo and Yokohama. His first assignment would be with the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) in Tokyo, followed by other stints in Hokkaido and Hakodate. He would be promoted and end up a 1st Lieutenant, talking about the commission structure.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:21

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2001OH0199_04_Matsui

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/199-Matsui-Tak-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jan 20

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Matsui, Takashi: narrator, Okinaka, Bobby: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Takashi Matsui oral history interview, part 4 of 6, September 1, 2001,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1052152.